The Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Society has selected Yin-Jui Chang, has been as a recipient of the BCI Society Student Award for his submission to the 2021 International BCI Meeting.

Manuel Rausch, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for 2021.

Dr. Jeanne Stachowiak has received a new five-year $3 million R35 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research protein networks as synergistic drivers of cellular membrane remodeling.

A national network of women deans, chairs and distinguished faculty in biomedical engineering, including from the Cockrell School of Engineering, called upon the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other major funding agencies to address disparities in allocating support for Black researchers.

In the 77 years since chemotherapy has been used to treat cancer, it has extended the lives of many patients. Yet some patients develop resistance to chemotherapy, and this remains a clinical challenge. Associate Professor Amy Brock’s work focuses on analyzing individual cancer cells within tumors to gain insights into the reasons some of them become resistant to chemotherapy, in an effort to find more effective treatment methods for more patients.

Yin-Jui (Derek) Chang, a second-year graduate student advised by Dr. Samantha Santacruz, has received a 2020 Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience. The award is given to trainee graduate students or postdoctoral researchers who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in research.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dell Medical School (DMS) have partnered to launch robust new hands-on training experiences in the Clinical Innovation Design (CID) program, which was implemented this fall. Participants in the CID program practice design thinking and are involved in all aspects of medical device development and innovation, from needs assessment and analysis of current solutions to prototyping and business plan development.

Two faculty members and one alum from the UT Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering were inducted as Fellows of Biomaterial Science and Engineering (FBSE) at the World Biomaterials Congress held virtually from Glasgow, Scotland, on December 11, 2020. This honorary status recognizes them for excellence in the global community of biomaterials science.

A team of biomedical engineering students took fourth place and won the audience choice award at the DisrupTexas Undergraduate Pitch Competition. The recognition included a $1,100 cash prize.